View Poll Results: Joey

Voters
84. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yep

    44 52.38%
  • Nope

    40 47.62%
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 322

Thread: Albert Belle

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    179

    Albert Belle

    I have only been here a few days and this is a second thread. I feel as if I was invited into a home and made two trips to the fridge w/o asking. I am going to hold off on new threads but I am very curious about the hall perspectives of Albert Belle.

    To me Albert reaks of Kirby Pucket. W/o question one of the best players in baseball who had a surefire hall career cut short by injury. I do not count attitide as a requisite for the hall. If the hall's goal is to contain the best players who ever played then I do not see how Albert cannot be included.

    His power stats are amazing.
    Last edited by pretorius; 07-25-2004 at 02:26 AM.
    "If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking"

    Gen. Patton

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by pretorius
    I have only been here a few day and this is a second thread. I feel as if I was invited into a home and made two trips to the fridge w/o asking.
    Please don't feel that way. You are welcome to ask anything you'd like here and your input is definitely welcome. Don't let the passion that many of our members here possess strike you as abrasiveness. We certainly don't mean to come off that way.

    Concerning Belle, this has been discussed several times before, but I have to say, that I certainly wholeheartedly agree with you. Belle definitely had a Hall of Fame career and should eventually go in there. Whether he ever will or not, however, is a completely different matter.

  3. #3
    I'm not sure Belle had a hall of fame career, but I'm not sure he didn't either. The 9 consecutive 100+ BIs are maybe enough by themselves to get him him. But if he's in, than Palmiero should be also, same reasons, SL and BI.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    83
    I doubt he makes it in.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    8,233
    Quote Originally Posted by four tool
    I'm not sure Belle had a hall of fame career, but I'm not sure he didn't either. The 9 consecutive 100+ BIs are maybe enough by themselves to get him him. But if he's in, than Palmiero should be also, same reasons, SL and BI.
    That's kind of silly. The one isn't really comparable to the other. Belle was great for half a career (and entirely missed the other half), Palmeiro has been near great for almost twice as long. Palmeiro ought to be a shoo-in. Belle's case merits more consideration. The final analysis:

    Belle merits induction.
    Palmeiro induction.

    The one has little to do with the other.

    I don't forsee the same people who flocked towards Puckett's camp doing the same for Belle. They'll be betraying their own prejudices by not doing so.
    "What is not discussed, will not be advanced." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    "They didn't call amphetamines 'ability pills' because they allowed you to re-roll your AD&D character sheet." -- Dan Szymborski

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    north jersey
    Posts
    939
    didn't albert belle admit to using steroids during his career?
    Last edited by tonjes; 08-17-2004 at 09:59 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Jamestown NY
    Posts
    9,438
    I agree with Chancellor. Palmeiro, at this point and with the numbers he has put up, has to go in. I think if people look at Belle with an unprejudiced eye, he goes in too. He put up HUGE numbers until he had to quit due to a degenerative disease. He is still the ONLY player in history to get 50 doubles and 50 HR's in the same season. His 162 game average over 12 seasons was 31 2b's; 40 HR's; 130 RBI; 103 runs. Career OPS+: 143 (for comparison - Hank Aaron is at 155). He blows Kirby Puckett away in almost all categories. Kieby was a much nicer man (or so we thought), and Albert was a total jerk, but his numbers are very impressive. He will eventually get my vote for the BBFHOF, but probably not the baseball writers' votes.
    You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

  8. #8

    Albert Belle

    He was surly, crude, and truculent with the media, but after Bonds, Griffey, and maybe Frank Thomas, Belle was the best player of the 90's, and would still be pounding away if not for his debilitating hip. Will he make it to the Hall, or will his off-the-field antics obscure his great career on the field? Even if that isn't the case, did he do enough to even merit Hall status?

  9. #9
    HOF merit? - Yes, I think so in most ways
    will he make it? - if he does, it will be an up-hill battle, probably via VC

    if he does make it, can it read "Joey"? Pretty please?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    1,108
    The Hall of Fame can induct him alongside Dick Allen.

    They'll set the record for "poorest attendance ever at a Hall of Fame induction ceremony."

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Louisville formerly NJ
    Posts
    438
    I did a similar post some months ago.Like him or not for his career he is right at the top. Over a ten year period he rivals Foxx,Gherig and company. I love Richie Allen( I liked him better before he became a Dick) and think he should be in as well but if he gets in he should be holding the door for "Joey"

  12. #12
    He certainly deserves to be in there, but I can't see the writers voting him in anytime soon.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Western North Carolina
    Posts
    1,242
    Looking over Albert's numbers he and Dick Allen were almost the same player.

    IMHO Belle and Allen should one day be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame but Allen should get the edge considering the era and position he played.

    More Thoughts?

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Western North Carolina
    Posts
    1,242
    Shame Dick Allen could not have been with better teams and been in a better frame of mind during his playing career.

  15. #15
    If Albert Belle gets in the Hall...it's a sham!

    WTF is Gil Hodges!?! ...and he was f'n loyal to his team, no demands for privacy from the media or more money. And his career stats are better than Belle.

    ..and FYI, a player has to be out of the league 5 yrs to be able to get on the ballot, correct? technically, he's still on the Orioles roster until this yr.
    Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.


  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Western North Carolina
    Posts
    1,242
    I have to disagree Belle was a better player than Hodges.

    Belle has been retired since 2000.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    281
    Yeah...I'm no fan of Belle, but Hodges doesn't really stack up to him stat-wise, other than strikeout rate. All Hodges ever led the league in was games played on two occasions. Belle led in HR once, RBI thrice, and slugging twice.

  18. #18

    HOF website forgot Albert Belle?

    Why has the official Hall of Fame website let off Albert Belle as a future eligible inductee? He's got to be one of the top players eligible for the next election. Or maybe he's not eligible and that's why he's not listed on their website?

    http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ho..._elections.htm

  19. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by micsmith
    Why has the official Hall of Fame website let off Albert Belle as a future eligible inductee? He's got to be one of the top players eligible for the next election. Or maybe he's not eligible and that's why he's not listed on their website?

    http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ho..._elections.htm
    Good question. Probably an oversight on the webmaster's behalf. Did you ask them?
    Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Alex Sparky
    Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
    Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
    Gates Philip John Warrior JEDI

  20. #20
    I did not ask why Belle was left off.

  21. #21
    That's ok. I did.
    Bill Tom George Mark Bob Ernie Soupy Alex Sparky
    Joe Gary MCA Emanuel Sonny Dave Earl Stan
    Jonathan Neil Roger Anthony Ray Thomas Art Don
    Gates Philip John Warrior JEDI

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Cooperstown, NY
    Posts
    334
    I'm sure that they did not mean to leave him off of the ballot. Out of curiosity, what was their responce to your inquiry? -Sasha
    “it is impossible to understand America without a thorough knowledge of baseball” -Mcafee

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bronx,NY
    Posts
    1,337

    Is Albert Belle a HOF?

    .295 career avg

    381 hr's in 12 seasons

    1239 rbi's in 12 seasons

    first major leaguer to hit 50hr and 50 doubles in the same season (1995)

    5 silver slugger awards

    5 time allstar

    3 time AL RBI leader

    3 time Al SLG percentage leader

    1 time AL HR leader

    winner of both the The Sporting News Player of the Year & Baseball Digest Player of the Year Award in 1995


    He was only the fourth player (Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth ) in Major League history to have eight consecutive seasons with at least thirty home runs and one-hundred runs batted in.

    Do you think he belongs in the Hall?

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Section 232, Row 1, Seat 24, Miller Park, Miller Park Way
    Posts
    3,596
    Yes, he is a HOFer in my opinion. While not an all-time great player, he hit for average and for power well, and led the league or was among the league leaders all through the 90's. And unlike most power hitters today, he didn't stikre out 100+ times a season (only 2 times). Also, he had a few seasons were he walked more then K'ed out. He'll probably be appeared on either next month, or the month after for my BBFHoF ballot.

    I'm interested in how he'll do in his first year on the real HoF ballot.
    AL East Champions: 1981 1982
    AL Pennant: 1982
    NL Central Champions: 2011
    NL Wild Card: 2008

    "My dreams never took me to Cooperstown. I didn't play the game to get here, I played the game because I loved it." -Paul Molitor

    "2,000 years from now when they look back at American culture, they'll mention three things: the constitution, Jazz music, and baseball." - George Earley

    Formerly Dudecar00

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    20,204
    Quote Originally Posted by Dudecar00
    Yes, he is a HOFer in my opinion. While not an all-time great player, he hit for average and for power well, and led the league or was among the league leaders all through the 90's. And unlike most power hitters today, he didn't stikre out 100+ times a season (only 2 times). Also, he had a few seasons were he walked more then K'ed out. He'll probably be appeared on either next month, or the month after for my BBFHoF ballot.

    I'm interested in how he'll do in his first year on the real HoF ballot.
    He's certainly better than several HoF outfielders, Hack Wilson, Chuck Klien, Chick Hafey, and perhaps Wally Berger and Earl Averill.

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •